Native American Indian Unit Study Starter

November 16, 2022
Written by:
Jamie Gaddy

The study of the Native American Indian people is one of great interest. In fact, over the years more information has become public surrounding the history of the North American Indian. Some may consider it controversial while others feel that it contradicts what they were taught. As homeschoolers, our goal is to teach our children the truth surrounding history. The reason we study history is to learn from mistakes and become better people. In this study guide, we will simply point you in the direction of a wealth of information that can be used to assemble a quarter or semester study about these amazing indigenous people.

Native American Indian Text Resources

An Extensive Selection of Resources on American Indians

Native American Indian Heritage Study For Homeschoolers

The Government Census Board Info on American Indians


Native American Language Resources

Language Resource Links

Cherokee Alphabet

Cherokee Alphabet Word Code Worksheet


Virtual Native American Indian Field Trips

The Hubbell Trading Post

Museum of Northern Arizona – rich in American Indian culture

Native American Indian Videos on Culture



Native American Indian Culture Worksheets

Native American Heritage Unit Study for Homeschoolers
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Native American Cultures (Reading and Worksheet)

Native American worksheets (middle school – 9th grade)

Native American Tribes – 17 resources


Native American Indian Map Resources

Discover Map Resources,  where you can choose which area and section, or which state you’d like to study.


Native American Indian Poetry

American Indian Poems for Kids


by Joy Harjo – 1951-

Native American Indian Heritage Unit Study for Homeschoolers
Click here for the printable.

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.


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Jamie Gaddy

Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been a part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional school and homeschool became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, editor, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children in Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience to help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected].